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This Learmousine, or Learjet limousine, may look familiar, and that’s because it was at the Mecum Indy sales event last year. Well, it didn’t sell and willb e back at the Indy 2021 auction, which runs from May 14-22. Designed by Dan Harris of Bend, Oregon, it took over 40,000 man-hours to complete. A Learjet fuselage was was basically laid over a custom steel skeletal frame that took two years of research, design and development before construction, thanks to its patent-pending rear engine bay, drivetrain, suspension as well as computer systems. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It’s powered by an 8.1L Chevrolet Vortec V8 truck engine producing 400hp and rides on custom 28-inch red / black Diablo wheels wrapped in Kumho 325/25R28 tires, while hydro-boosted brakes allow it to stop on a dime. Step inside, and you’ll find a deep bucket seat with harness, red carbon fiber-style trim and four screens for the outboard cameras. Passengers can enjoy the Showtime Audio 17,000-watt audio/visual system that features a 42-inch plasma TV, multiple light panels and a host of speakers inside / out.
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